Substantial 7.2 earthquake strikes near Vanuatu

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Substantial 7.2 earthquake strikes near Vanuatu

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effective earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck near the Vanuatu islands in the South Pacific on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre stated.

No tsunami caution was provided due to the depth of the quake, stated the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

The quake, which was updated from an initial magnitude of 6.7, was at a depth of 531 km (329 miles), EMSC stated.

There were no instant reports of any injuries or damages from the earthquake.